PIMENTO CHEESE

INGREDIENTS

4 ounces cream cheese (softened)

4 ounces diced pimento

2 ounces mayonnaise (Duke’s is my favorite!)

8 ounces sharp white Cheddar cheese

Salt & pepper to taste 

DIRECTIONS

Place cream cheese and mayonnaise into a large mixing bowl and beat at medium speed until thoroughly combined. Add cheddar cheese. Mix till combined, then add pimentos (add them last so they don’t get too beat up). Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Do you have a certain type of cheese you love? Feel free to substitute another type of cheese in for additional flavor. For example, substitute 2 ounces of blue cheese in for 2 ounces of the sharp white Cheddar cheese.

Feel like adding a little kick to your pimento cheese? Substitute another pepper or flavor in for the 2 ounces of pimentos. For example, I’ve tried Asian chili garlic sauce, kimchi, banana peppers, ghost peppers and horseradish sauce.

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